offered by The Language Archive

The Language Archive has several A-services on offer. These services relevant for the infrastructure as a whole and need to be offered at a high level of commitment (stability, availability, persistence).

Data deposition service

Researchers can deposit their linguistic or cultural data, as described at

The Virtual Language Observatory

A facet browser that allows users to quickly explore a large amount of language resource metadata:

OAI-PMH Harvester

This service gathers metadata from centers all over the world and makes them available for other services (like the VLO):

CMDI Component Registry

The component registry allows metadata modelers to share reusable building blocks that can be combined into a metadata schema. Semantic interoperability is ensured by links to ISOcat:

ISOcat, RELcat, SCHEMAcat

An ISO-modeled data category registry that provides extensive definitions of concepts used in metadata and language resources:


A registry where relations between data categories can be registered:


A registry for XML schemas:

CLARIN Identity Provider

An authentication service for users who do not have access to a SAML-compliant academic Identity Provider:


CLARIN Discovery Service

An intuitive tool to select an authorization service:

Developer toolkit: SVN, Trac, Nexus

An environment for CLARIN developers: source code repository, wiki, ticketing system, Maven repository: (user account requests: